Green Army on the ground in Manjimup

7/5/2015

Young people involved in the ‘Restore threatened species habitat at Mottram Street Reserve and Brook Stage 1’ Project Green Army project have commenced on-ground works in Manjimup.

Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson said the Green Army will help restoration and increase the threatened fauna habitat at the Mottram Street Reserve and Brook.
“During the next six months we will see first-hand the benefits and improvements made to our local environment through activities undertaken by the Green Army,” Mr Wilson said.

“These participants will not only be generating real environment and conservation benefits for our community, but they will be gaining valuable practical training and experience to help them prepare for the workforce or further training and improve their career opportunities.”
The Green Army is a key Government commitment with $525 million budgeted over four years.

The Programme will encourage practical, grassroots action to support local environment and heritage conservation projects across Australia, providing training to 15,000 young Australians by 2018.

This investment in the Green Army will bring the Government's total investment in natural resource management to more than $2 billion over four years.

Further opportunities to join a Green Army project can be found online at www.environment.gov.au/green-army.

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